I’ve been fascinated with Vine ever since it was launched in January. Vine, if you didn’t already know, lets you capture and share short looping videos which can be up to 6 seconds long. Having this 6 second limitation has squeezed no end of creative loveliness from people everywhere:
This got me thinking. Maybe we could use Vine in a different way - to make music. I recorded 20 individual Vines of myself singing musical notes with the plan to make a keyboard.
Last weekend at HackBmth, myself and my bro @skattyadz got the chance to make this idea real. I designed the on screen keyboard and @skattyadz did the clever stuff, linking the Vines to the computer keyboard and adding effects like distortion and reverb. @sydlawrence also added some essential hokery pokery towards the end.
Here’s someone using it for real:By robhampsonTuesday, April 23, 2013
“What would happen if you put Bournemouth’s creatives in one room, for one day?” That’s HACKBMTH. That’s it. There’s no theme, no goal, and no pressure. It’s a chance to make on that thing you’ve had in the back of your mind, to try something new, and to learn off each other.
As soon as I walked through the door at 10 am I had a great feeling. The room was already buzzing with about 30 - 40 people discussing their ideas for the day. Lots of interesting hardware scattered the place. It was exciting to imagine how things might end up at the show and tell.
After a quick intro from @skattyadz and @jonginn everyone got hacking. It was awesome looking around seeing people work on weird and wonderful things just for the hell of it. Every now and then I’d take a walk and see what people were up to. It was a great chance to chat tech and learn about stuff from friendly people.
Anyway, the show and tell soon rolled around. Here’s what people got up to. I’ve tried to link credits to Twitter where possible and I hope I haven’t missed anyone:
Balloon Animal Maker by @jonginn
Magically make balloon animals with the help of Leap Motion.
Mind Controlled Beer Pourer by @Phishtitz and John
Magically pour beer just using your brain!
A Time Telling Hat by Sean
This hat wiggles on the hour so you know the time.
Twitter Account RSS Feeds by @KayraAlat
Kayra learnt Django and made RSS feeds from twitter accounts.
Lazyweb bot by @tombuildsstuff
A bot that automagically answers questions through twitter.
YouTube/Soundcloud mixer by Adam
Load your tracks up and get mixing!
Cat party by @alexbrookey
Turn any site instantly into a cat party
Magic Coffee Cup by Chris
Put your cup on a device that likes NFC and boom!
NFC car registration reader by @JammyClarkie
Tappity tap and your car deets appear - handy!
Leap Motion Laser Fingers by @andytouch
Shoot stuff with your hands.
Polargraph line drawing machine by Mark
A thing that draws things using things made by a 3D printer